Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – February 2005

94 Sunday, February 6, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Guests aplenty today. Lots of exciting young talent.

First up a brief visit by some talented young kids who call themselves Black Rose. They stopped by the studio to record a CD, and I can’t help but encourage that and let them on the radio.

Some old friends and show favourites, Easily Amused stopped by to play us some brand new songs and talk about their upcoming show at The West End on Friday.

Michael Johnston was supposed to stop by to chat about his upcoming show Thursday at The High & Lonesome Club, but a flat tire conspired to keep him at home. He called in for some phone-fun anyway.

Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Black Rose – Ocean I will cry– live performance – CDN – WPG
Easily Amused – Song for Belfast – Simple Stuff – CDN – WPG
Easily Amused – No one’s fool – live performance (also on Simple Stuff) – CDN – WPG

Easily Amused interview

Easily Amused – Dysfunctional – live performance – CDN – WPG

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Easily Amused – Walk away – live performance – CDN – WPG
Easily Amused – Better that way – Simple Stuff – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – My head is in your hands – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
James Murdoch – Don’t call – Between the Lines – CDN
Michael Johnston – Apology – Curious Heart – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Michael Johnston interview

Michael Johnston – My curious heart – Curious Heart – CDN – WPG
Michael Johnston – Katie – recorded live on UMFM (also on Curious Heart) – CDN – WPG
Michael Johnston & Reid Jamieson – I still miss someone – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Reid Jamieson – Paperback fantasy – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – Creaky old chair – The Last Supper in a Cheap Town – CDN
Neko Case – Buckets of rain – Sweetheart 2005
The D. Rangers – Runnin’ back to Saskatoon – Guess Who’s Home – CDN – WPG
Chris Neufeld – Sweet child o’ mine – Songs from Kentucky Waterfall – CDN – WPG
Colin Linden – Southern jumbo – Southern Jumbo – CDN

95 Sunday, February 13, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba

This Canadian music junkie gets a little giddy this time of year, as we start to move toward Juno time. This year’s especially exciting, because my favourite local groups Nathan and The Wailin’ Jennys are facing off in the roots group category. I’m glad I don’t get to cast a vote, it would kill me to have to choose. I called up Keri McTighe of Nathan and Nicky Mehta of The Jennys to congratulate them.

Some people care about Valentine’s Day, but I think it’s the most meaningless non-holiday of the year. Somehow, the rest of the world and I met somewhere in the middle, with a set of love songs that aren’t quite so lovely, and a couple of true beauties.

Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 3:00

Josh Ritter with Blake Hazard – Tonight you belong to me – Sweetheart

Juno fever: Roots & Traditional: Group nominees:
Nathan – Sunset chaser – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
The Wailin’ Jennys – Ten mile stilts – 40 Days – CDN – WPG

Nicky Mehta (Wailin’ Jennys) interview

The Wailin’ Jennys – Beautiful dawn – 40 Days – CDN – WPG
The Bills – Let ’em run – Let ‘em Run – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Keri McTighe (Nathan) interview

Nathan – Emalina – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG

Juno fever: Roots & Traditional: Group nominees:
David Francey – The waking hour – The Waking Hour – CDN
Jenny Whiteley – Halls of Folsom – Hopetown – CDN
Amos Garrett – I hate myself – Acoustic Album – CDN
Harry Manx – Sittin’ on top of the world – West Eats Meet – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Michael Jerome Browne & the Twin Rivers String Band – Out on the western plains – Michael Jerome Browne & the Twin Rivers String Band – CDN

Various Juno nominees:
kd lang – Fallen – Hymns of the 49th Parallel – CDN
Feist – Secret heart – Let It Die – CDN
Ron Sexsmith – Hard bargain – Retriever – CDN
Matt Mays – So distant – Matt Mays – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Back to me – Back to Me – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Oh yeah, then there’s the grammys:
Tift Merritt – Plainest thing – Tambourine

Because Allison demanded it:
Justin Rutledge and the Junction Forty – Too sober to sleep – No Never Alone – CDN

Love songs of all kinds:
Sarah Harmer – Home soon (the cherry song) – Sweetheart – CDN
Calexico – Love will tear us apart – Sweetheart 2005
Andy Stochansky – 22 Steps – 5 Star Motel – CDN
Jimmy Lafave – I walk along with you – Buffalo Return to the Plain

96 Sunday, February 20, 2005
2:00-5:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Three! Three! Three shows in one! First off, we take care of a bit of business with some requests and stuff I’ve been meaning to play.

Show 1: Folk. People always assume that since I host a singer/songwriter show, it’s all about the folk. They usually find out otherwise. But sometimes I dig out the folkies and let them do their thing, like today.

Show 2: Country. Nothin’ like a cheatin’ heartbreakin’ country song, and we dished up some of the finest.

Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 2:30

Taking Care of Business: Requests & New Releases:
Jim Bryson – Captain Finch – The North Side Benches – CDN
Lynn Miles – Black flowers – Unravel – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Drinking too much – Lipstick Lies & Gasoline – CDN
Colin Linden – Test song – Southern Jumbo – CDN
Kelly Joe Phelps – Cardboard box of batteries – Tap the Red Cane Whirlwind
Bruce Knauer – Feeling good – Allnight Breakfast Special – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Folkin’ Good music, whatever you call it:
Stan Rogers – Northwest passage – Northwest Passage – CDN
Stan Rogers – Barrett’s privateers – Fogerty’s Cove – CDN
Garnet Rogers – All that is – All That Is – CDN
Greg Brown with Pete Heitzman, Garnet Rogers, and Karen Savoca – Last fair deal gone down – Live at the Black Sheep
Iris Dement – When my morning comes around – The Way I Should
Eric Bogle – He’s nobody’s moggy now – By Request
Ron Hynes – A good dog is lost – Get Back Change – CDN
Jesse Winchester – Mississippi, you’re on my mind – The Best of Jesse Winchester – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

James Keelaghan – Mirabeau bridge – Road – CDN – WPG
Ian North – Digging a hole to China – Groovy Mondays – CDN
Kim Beggs – Beautiful – Streetcar Heart – CDN
Martyn Joseph – This being woman – Whoever it Was that Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home
Martyn Joseph – Working mother – Being There

Let’s Go Back to the Country…
Emmylou Harris – Goodbye – Wrecking Ball

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Jason Ringenberg & Steve Earle – Bible and a gun – All Over Creation
Allison Moorer – Don’t cry no tears – Show
Kim Richey – From where I stand – Kim Richey
Jim Lauderdale – I know better now – The Hummingbirds
Robert Earl Keen & Butch Hancock – Morning goodness – Songs from Chippy
Robert Earl Keen – Mariano – The Party Never Ends: Songs you Know from the Times you Can’t Remember
Hank Williams – I’m so lonesome, I could cry – The Greatest Country Singer of All Time

Show 3: When John Prentice is away, Jeffy gets to play. Some steel belted rockin’ country and big, dumb rock and roll served up nice and hot on a cold day.

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Sons of Daughters – Drop me in the well – Sons of Daughters – CDN
Elliott BROOD – Oh, Alberta – Tin Type – CDN
Jesse Malin – Wendy – The Fine Art of Self Destruction
Leeroy Stagger – In the night – Beautiful House – CDN
Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League – Strange bird – From the End of Your Leash
Cracker – Family Tradition – Countrysides
Camper Van Beethoven – My baby just got out of jail – Greatest Hits Played Faster

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Mike Plume Band – Rattle the cage – Song & Dance, Man – CDN
Matt Mays – Lonely highway night – Matt Mays – CDN
Swank – Reverand Pleasant – The Survival Issue – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – Punk rocker – Hanging the Battle Scarred Piñata – CDN
Shannon Lyon – Barcelona – Wandered – CDN
Rilo Kiley – Portions for foxes – More Adventurous
Eugene Ripper – Go Van Gogh – Anti-Up EP – CDN
Uncle Tupelo – The long cut – Anodyne

97 Sunday, February 27, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Martyn Joseph – Wake me up – Whoever it Was that Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home
Martyn Joseph – Thunder and rainbows – Thunder and rainbows (the best we could find
Martyn Joseph – One of us – Far from Silent

New music:
Kathleen Edwards – What are you waiting for – Back to Me – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Copied keys – Back to Me – CDN
Colin Linden – Which way does the M&O run? – Southern Jumbo

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Jack Johnson – Better together – In Between Dreams

The Handsome Family – So much wine – Live at Schuba’s Tavern
Radiogram – Lost in the park – Unbetween
Geoff Berner – Volcano god – Whiskey Rabbi – CDN

R.I.P. Jayhawks 1985-2005:
The Jayhawks – Stumbling through the dark – Rainy Day Music
The Jayhawks – Waiting for the sun – Hollywood Town Hall

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Redbird – Lighthouse light – Redbird
Jeffrey Foucault – Doubletree – Stripping Cane
Peter Mulvey – Charlie – Kitchen Radio
Lyle Lovett – If I had a boat – Pontiac

In concert Feb. 28:
Steve Earle – Someday – Guitar town
Steve Earle – Devil’s right hand – Live from Austin TX
Steve Earle – Promise you anything – The Hard Way
Steve Earle – Hometown blues – Train A Comin’

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Steve Earle – Outlaw’s honeymoon – The Mountain

I don’t usually plan out shows very formally, but I put some thought into this one for some reason. I wanted to play some interesting covers of Steve Earle songs (especially Canadian ones, to please the CRTC), but to my surprise, I couldn’t find very many. Instead, I started a set with a great Earle cover and connected each song to the one before it. Unfortunately, I ran out of time (another thing I should maybe plan out some time), so the set was cut short, but had I the time, the meandering set would have led us right back where we began, somehow. Watch and learn:

Lucy Kaplansky – Somewhere out there – Ten Year Night
(Lucy Kaplansky is a member of Cry, Cry, Cry)
Cry Cry Cry – Fall on me – Cry, Cry, Cry
(Cry, Cry, Cry covered James Keelaghan’s “Cold Missouri Waters”)
James Keelaghan – Hillcrest mine – Then Again – CDN – WPG
(James Keelaghan covered David Francey’s “Red Winged Blackbird”)
David Francey – Wind in the wires – Torn Screen Door – CDN
(David Francey’s record was produced by the great Dave Clarke. Reid Jamieson’s album features the great drumming of Dave Clark.)
Reid Jamieson – Grass & dirt – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN
(Michael Johnston plays on Reid’s record)
Michael Johnston – The country north of Peterborough – Curious Heart – CDN – WPG
(Andy Maize sings on Michael Johnston’s album and Tannis Slimmon’s album)
Tannis Slimmon – My body moves – Oak Lake – CDN
(Tannis Simmon appears on and helped put together Sixty Second Songs)
Stephen Fearing – Whoville – Sixty Second Songs – CDN
and then I realized I was running out of time and threw this in:
Fred Eaglesmith – Things is changin’ – Things Is Changin’ – CDN

Had I more time, I would have played:
(Stephen Fearing plays in Andy White’s band sometimes and they’re good pals)
Andy White
(Stephen and Andy co-wrote a song on BARK)
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
(Blackie & the Rodeo Kings formed in honour of Willie P. Bennett)
Willie P. Bennett
(Willie, of course, plays in Fred Eaglesmith’s band)
Fred Eaglesmith
(Fred has been covered by Dar Williams, who is also in Cry, Cry, Cry, along with Lucy Kaplansky who covered Steve Earle so well and started this whole mess off.)

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